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the attention paid to each one is constrained and unequal Does "the conjoining of two different disciplines means that the attention paid to each one is constrained and unequal" mean: "the conjoining of two different disciplines means that after conjoining we will not be able to pay attention to each of them evenly and completely, because we will pay attention to them together as a whole"? Context: Any relationship changes the elements brought into relation. The relationship between art and psychoanalysis is no exception. In any relationship, the balance of power is always precarious; the conjoining of two different disciplines means that the attention paid to each one is constrained and unequal, but, on the other hand, the encounter between the two produces sparks of illumination and connection that would otherwise remain dormant. This book is written from the point of view of art and art criticism rather than psychoanalysis. My choice of psychoanalytic theories and concepts is determined by their use for thinking about art. From a psychoanalytic viewpoint there will be many gaps and omissions, but I do not feel guilty about this,...
Oct 12, 2019 12:35 PM
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It means that when two relationships are conjoined that the balance of power is not always equal, especially when one side has an advantage over another. But it goes on to say that the conjoined relationship can establish a positive advantage, especially when one of the conjoined elements has a disadvantage due to the relationship. The example used is that a dormant trait/attribute can be "illuminated" do to the conjoined relationship. In return, this would even any potential advantage one element has over another.
October 12, 2019
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